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September 28, 2016
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Amis Moves to Cobble Hill

By Lisa M. Collins

Celebrated British author Martin Amis bought a $2.5 million town home on Tiffany Place in Cobble Hill, according to The New York Observer. Amis is considered one of the top British writers of modern time, and we welcome him.

It will be interesting to see if the novelist and essayists will enter the local fray about social controls in New York City (limiting trans fats and salt use, etc.) The novelist made mincemeat of socialists and communist-sympathizers in his book, Koba the Dread (Miramax, 2002) , which brought back into the public discussion the fact that Stalin and his Bolshevik regime killed 20 million people in the U.S.S.R from 1917 to 1933. Amis was troubled by the fact that Stalin’s killings were not taken as seriously, or as widely known, as Hitler’s Holocaust killings.

Amis’ most well-known works are Money (1984) and London Fields (1989), and his most recent is a memoir dubbed The Pregnant Widow.


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